Gathr Outdoors announced its acquisition of Vista, CA.-based WaterPort, a maker of water tanks for cleaning and rinsing camp shower equipment.
The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“As we continue growing the Gathr Outdoors family of brands, WaterPort was an obvious addition,” said Keith Bornholtz, CEO, Gathr Outdoors. “WaterPort brings an important layer of convenience to adventures big and small, perfectly aligning with the Gathr Outdoors purpose of inspiring time spent together outside with innovative products that make the experience more comfortable and convenient.”
WaterPort founder Adrian Frick will report to Cory Tholl, president of the Gathr Outdoors Camp segment, including Klymit, Cascadia Vehicle Tents and Rightline Gear.
“Joining Gathr Outdoors will provide WaterPORT the new resources and relationships we need to take the brand to the next level,” said Frick. “I believe this move will allow us to truly deliver on our brand’s potential.”
Gathr Outdoors’ acquisition of WaterPort is its fifth in the last year, following acquisitions of Klymit, Cascadia Vehicle Tents, Rightline Gear, and GCI Outdoor. ORCA Coolers and PrideSports round out its family of brands.
Gathr Outdoors is a portfolio company of Centre Partners.